Capacity Needs Assessment Report for the Uganda Public Service
The Government of Uganda (GoU) is now in the third phase of National Development Plan (NDP) implementation. Successful implementation of NDP-III depends inter alia on effectiveness and efficiency of the Ugandan Public Service (UPS). To be “fit for purpose”, the UPS has to have enabling institutional and legal framework; robust and agile organizations; sound systems and processes, adequate financial and physical resources; and last but most critical - competent work force that underpins the effectiveness of GoU institutional and legal framework and GoU organizations and their processes and systems.
To ensure, the GoU is on a sound footing with regard to NDP-III implementation, it is imperative to understand what the current state or baseline is in terms of institutional, organizational, and individual capacity dimensions, identify and analyze the gaps; and take steps to bridge those gaps in a sustainable manner. Further it is important to develop a capacity building framework and action plan that can provide the guiding principles, prioritized roadmap, timelines, institutional arrangements and costing for capacity building interventions that meet current and future capacity requirements.
The Ministry of Public Service (MoPS) has to this effect conceived the Project entitled: “Development of Capacity Building Framework and Plan for Uganda Public Service”. This important Project is being funded by the Belgian Development Agency – ENABEL.
The Project is expected to deliver the following outputs:
1) Capacity Needs Assessment Report
2) Capacity Building Framework
3) Capacity Building Plan
It is envisaged that the insights and recommendations that emanate from the Project will pave way for a timely, effective and comprehensive intervention led and managed by the MoPS and supported by GoU stakeholders – internal and external.
The present Report, entitled: “Capacity Needs Assessment Report (CNA)”, aims to:
1) Identify the baseline of institutional, organizational, and individual capacities of the UPS;
2) Analyze the gaps vis-a-vis the three dimensions of public service capacity; and
3) Provide recommendations on how to bridge these gaps.
The CNA will form the basis for developing the Capacity Building Framework for the UPS as well as for preparing the Capacity Building Plan.